Tri Yaan Na Ros Colonial House
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... hired a tuk tuk driver to take us to the center old city, surrounded by a mote (about a 2 mile by 2 mile square; surrounded by an old wall). about 4 of the temples are inside this old city. We saw several old budhist temples; the Wat Phra Sing, Wat Chedi Luang (and the very old Phan AO) and Wat Chiang Man. We discovered Khao sawy (which I pronounce Cow Sway) which is a spicy curry soup poured over a couple ...
... there were massage shops (or simply an open air set-aside) on most streets and in the markets.
3. Food - delicious with a broad variety to choose from and very flavorful. As always, the best food is street food. At night, they had many street vendors with little tables outside under the stars in the balmy Thai weather. We sampled lots of dishes and never missed an opportunity to savor the fruit shakes. Street dinners typically cost us between ...
... stop, look into the bushes, run into the jungle and then come back
with a plant which he turn into a hat or some funny device, fruit that he'd
make us try or some sort of animal - mainly insects including one huge spider.
The Nephila pilipes or Golden Orb web spider is huge!! We saw quite a few of
them in their webs but Simon, somehow, spotted a very large one in a tree and
went to fetch it for us all to see close up. You must Google this thing because
... though it is open air on the sides, it is completely covered (no tanning folks!) since it is on the sixth floor, so our 7th floor is actually covering it. (If there was an earthquake, we'ld probably be taking a swim!) There's a ping pong table in the exercise room so Russ and I have our daily "Joanie trying to slaughter Russ" tournament. Hasn't quite worked out too well yet, but I'm working on it! At least I haven't been skunked yet!
As for our ...